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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #80 on: November 06, 2012, 05:36:57 pm »
Very very very nice.

Jealous as all hell.

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #81 on: November 06, 2012, 06:41:29 pm »
Very nice pics  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2012, 07:54:34 am »
Was the farm Mom was living on, with her brothers owning the farms on either side and that one.  Her eldest brother wanted to sell, so after some negotiations, we decided to buy... that way Mom is our farm manager, she keeps her stunning home, lives with her entire family around her, we still have insane family events (Christmas, New year and Easter) with family flying in from all over the globe to join.... and Mark and I have our own first home together too! ;D
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #83 on: November 07, 2012, 08:31:23 am »
Awesome!! :thumleft:

Very nice for you guys! :thumleft:

Stop with the pics now tho - making me (us??) grumpy!!  :biggrin:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #84 on: November 07, 2012, 08:37:46 am »
Sorry om van jou kak to hoor...  (is that right?)  ::)


Pic of Bore Hole pumping it's first water...  :biggrin:  sweet, delicious water...


And the green house we got for vegetables and herbs, and young trees....

And then just a pic of the ride in to the farm, a few kilo's up the road...  :mwink:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #85 on: November 07, 2012, 08:45:16 am »
Another...  >:D
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #86 on: November 07, 2012, 08:55:47 am »
OK - bring it on - I am going on leave in 2 1/2 days....  >:D

Stunning Pics - I would also be hauling but out of Jhb every Friday were i in your boots!!
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #87 on: November 07, 2012, 08:58:57 am »
OK - bring it on - I am going on leave in 2 1/2 days....  >:D

Stunning Pics - I would also be hauling but out of Jhb every Friday were i in your boots!!

Bwah!  Ok, have fun... we are training this weekend... different kind of fun... ;D
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #88 on: November 07, 2012, 09:32:08 am »
Mal & Mark.....you guys are living the dream. I wish you guys all the best in this amazing time in your lives and it just shows what positive energy and vibes (along with some hard work) can achieve :thumleft:
I kinda makes me want to ride my bike there... :biggrin:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #89 on: November 07, 2012, 10:23:41 am »
Mal & Mark.....you guys are living the dream. I wish you guys all the best in this amazing time in your lives and it just shows what positive energy and vibes (along with some hard work) can achieve :thumleft:
I kinda makes me want to ride my bike there... :biggrin:
Kinda makes me wanna ride down there too to welcome you and crack a cold one! :)
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #90 on: November 07, 2012, 10:52:11 am »
Many years ago, when the kids were small, we lived on a smallholding just outside PE. Nothing special, but it had space and was a magic time in our lives.

Enjoy it !
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #91 on: November 07, 2012, 11:04:40 am »
space... so very true. when on the farm I get up before the sun, throw on shorts and t-shirt and go for a walk. It gives me time to plan, think and just enjoy what Judy, her Mum and I are putting together. It takes me about 1.5 hrs to walk around and through the farm, I can see what all needs to be done and there is a lot, but for some reasons this is not a problem. All the fencing needs mending or replacing. I need to put in 2 x 50 000 liter reservoirs and all the drip irrigation for the Mac trees before they get delivered. We have just cleared about 1.5 hectors of bluegum and lantarner so all the stumps need to be pulled out. Then we can put that area under shade cloth and plant more blackberries.

but the best part is ...we have the space in both time and land to plan and do what needs to be done. And we have the energy and love to do it.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #92 on: November 07, 2012, 11:09:54 am »
space... so very true. when on the farm I get up before the sun, throw on shorts and t-shirt and go for a walk. It gives me time to plan, think and just enjoy what Judy, her Mum and I are putting together. It takes me about 1.5 hrs to walk around and through the farm, I can see what all needs to be done and there is a lot, but for some reasons this is not a problem. All the fencing needs mending or replacing. I need to put in 2 x 50 000 liter reservoirs and all the drip irrigation for the Mac trees before they get delivered. We have just cleared about 1.5 hectors of bluegum and lantarner so all the stumps need to be pulled out. Then we can put that area under shade cloth and plant more blackberries.

but the best part is ...we have the space in both time and land to plan and do what needs to be done. And we have the energy and love to do it.  :thumleft:

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #93 on: November 07, 2012, 11:10:49 am »
Love you too babes.... ;D
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #94 on: November 07, 2012, 11:13:13 am »
:imaposer: You will never have nothing to do ever, again! As soon as you fix one thing, the next job immediately reveals itself as if by magic. Enjoy.....  :thumleft:

 :laughing4: True......but the late afternoons are for riding and sunday for riding/fishing  :thumleft:

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #95 on: November 07, 2012, 11:32:39 am »
:imaposer: You will never have nothing to do ever, again! As soon as you fix one thing, the next job immediately reveals itself as if by magic. Enjoy.....  :thumleft:

 :laughing4: True......but the late afternoons are for riding and sunday for riding/fishing  :thumleft:

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #96 on: November 09, 2012, 05:59:51 pm »
Very awesome spot and very cool pics. I love that part of the world,but have not been there for such a long time.thinking of doing the train to Pretoria next year,then ride that part of the world and head down to Africa Bike Week.
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #97 on: November 10, 2012, 11:14:07 am »
Pure bliss!!!!!
Love that area! You guys have got the planning down pat. Take your time don't rush into unplanned production. Long term production gain is always better than short term yields.
Have fun guys and keep the pics coming!!!!!!!
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #98 on: November 10, 2012, 12:49:21 pm »
Beautiful pics. I am so happy for you and Mark, what a wonderful plan for the future, to do it together. Hope to see you both soon.  :thumleft:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #99 on: November 22, 2012, 12:54:21 pm »
Hey Li... yes... that would be awesome... hear a rumour about early next year sometime... will be fantastic to see you and Jules again...
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